Cisco Networking Administration

College-Approved Certificate (4 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 6439X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

Develop proficiency in designing, building and maintaining small- to medium-sized enterprise networks while earning your Cisco Networking Administration certificate. Learn about protocols, LAN switching, routing and advanced networking theory and how to effectively manage network resources. As an official Cisco Learning Partner, students are provided with Cisco-certified curriculum, lab facilities and instructors, and receive hands-on experience that encompasses all topics and related skills for preparing to write the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exams.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within two years.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

General knowledge of computers including installing software, transferring files and connecting PC components together and to the Internet is recommended.

To help schedule your studies, please check our proposed plan for the upcoming year.

A standard equipped PC at home with high speed Internet (preferred) connection is an asset.

Successful program completion provides an opportunity to qualify for a discount voucher for third-party CCNA exam fees.

Successful candidates also receive a membership and account in Cisco's Network Academy providing online access to all training materials, active lab exercises, self assessments and a comprehensive network simulation tool for current needs and future updates after completing the program.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Mike Gough, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 3229 or goughm@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
CST647270.0Cisco Networking Fundamentals

CST6472 Cisco Networking Fundamentals

Students acquire a fundamental understanding of data communications, networking concepts and LAN/WAN communications. Topics include the OSI model, basic network design and configuration, bridging, routing and switching concepts, network protocols, IP subnet design and Ethernet. Students also gain practical experience with network cabling, analysis and troubleshooting. Course material from Cisco Academy Program CCNA Network Fundamentals is included.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

CST647370.0Router Theory and Configuration

CST6473 Router Theory and Configuration

Students acquire classroom and practical experience with router configuration and routing protocols. Topics include routed and routing protocols with both link-state and distance vector algorithms, using RIP, EIGRP and single area OSPF as examples, advanced router configuration, and design of classless and variable length IP address subnetting. Course material from Cisco Academy Program CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts is included.

Pre-requisites: CST6472

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

CST647470.0Advanced InternetworkingOn Campus
CST647570.0WAN Technologies and DesignBlank Icon On Campus

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CST6472 Cisco Networking Fundamentals

Students acquire a fundamental understanding of data communications, networking concepts and LAN/WAN communications. Topics include the OSI model, basic network design and configuration, bridging, routing and switching concepts, network protocols, IP subnet design and Ethernet. Students also gain practical experience with network cabling, analysis and troubleshooting. Course material from Cisco Academy Program CCNA Network Fundamentals is included.

CST6473 Router Theory and Configuration

Students acquire classroom and practical experience with router configuration and routing protocols. Topics include routed and routing protocols with both link-state and distance vector algorithms, using RIP, EIGRP and single area OSPF as examples, advanced router configuration, and design of classless and variable length IP address subnetting. Course material from Cisco Academy Program CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts is included.

Pre-requisites: CST6472

CST6474 Advanced Internetworking

Students acquire classroom and practical experience with LAN switching and network management. Topics include LAN switching theory and design in a multiprotocol environment, as well as virtual LAN protocols, LAN switch management, Spanning-tree protocol, Inter-VLAN routing and administration and an introduction to wireless networking. Network virtualization in a virtual computer environment is explored. Course material from Cisco Academy Program CCNA LAN Switching and Wireless is included.

Pre-requisites: CST6472

CST6475 WAN Technologies and Design

Students acquire both classroom and practical experience with WAN technology and accessing WAN networks. Topics include WAN theory and design, Point-to Point protocol, frame relay, network security and traffic control with ACLS, NAT considerations, network troubleshooting, network infrastructure protection and the setup of VPNs for secure network access over the WAN. Course material from Cisco Academy Program CCNA LAN Accessing the WAN is included.

Pre-requisites: CST6472 and CST6473 and CST6474